Native Blue is a southern compact bush. It has beautiful pastel pink, blue and green turning foliage that will compliment any southern garden. Its bush will grow up to 18-20 inches high with dense, wide reaching branches. Native Blue produces a soft white bell shaped flower in the spring. Its berries are small in size, dark blueish – black in color, with a semi-sweet flavor and produce profusely. Native Blues compact bush can be used in mixed boarder and patio containers or as a low growing hedge.
Planting Instructions: Low Bush
Start with selecting a sunny location in well- drained soil free of weeds and well worked. Locate in an area where irrigation water is available as best results will be obtained by keeping the root zone moist throughout the growing season. Where the soil is poor or marginally drained, raised beds 3-4 feet wide and 8-12″ high work very well for blueberries. Blueberries can be planted as close as 2-1/2 feet apart. If planted in rows, allow 8-10 feet between the rows depending on equipment used for mowing or cultivating. Mulching – Blueberries do best with a 2-4″ mulch over the roots to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and add organic matter. Bark mulch, sawdust, grass clippings, etc. all work well. Repeat every other year.